Originally Posted by Adibe
One of the reasons for getting qualified is as much as anything because I thought it might make insurance
Don't bank on it. I was late into boat ownership
, having a yachtmaster plus a fair bit of commercial delivery
experience. Best I could do was haggle an initial no claims but no official reduction for qualifications.
Getting a refresher is definitely a good idea if you did dayskipper 3 years ago and nothing since: it's so easy to forget things that aren't pummelled into you by experience after initial learning.
Most schools will do "own boat tuition" but you are best off if you can get a personal recommendation for a freelance instructor. They frequently work
for schools for a pittance and the school will put a big markup on their time. Hire someone directly and you can pay them more, still be in pocket and you know who you're getting rather than the school assigning a random instructor to you.
You'll get far more out of any practical instruction if you first do the online theory course per boatman61's post above but note that I believe coastal/offshore yachtmaster is one and the same theory course and you really don't need ocean at this point